NetBIOS Names (Was: Re: Directory listing in

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Tue Jan 2 19:24:19 GMT 2001

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> Correct, and the DOS redirector, that Microsoft uses limits server names to
> 11 characters.  Just try addind a long name to NT, it will warn you about
> the name length for compatibility with DOS.  Though I have never actually
> tried using a DOS client with a long name, NT's GUI does complain that it
> could happen.

That is completely wierd.  I've never seen that before (and I started 
working with NetBIOS in 1989).

Does anyone have further information on this?

Chris -)-----

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